Alaska January 14, 2020
These 7 Small Town Alaska Restaurants Will Serve You The Best Meal Of Your Life
If you’re looking for one fantastic meal, these small town Alaska restaurants will provide you with some of the best food you’ve ever had. Even though they’re located in small areas, they’re still big on flavor. Drop into any one of these and order freely off the menu; every option is a winner at these spots.
We’re aware that these uncertain times are limiting many aspects of life as we all practice social and physical distancing. While we’re continuing to feature destinations that make our state wonderful, we don’t expect or encourage you to go check them out immediately. We believe that supporting local attractions is important now more than ever and we hope our articles inspire your future adventures! And on that note, please nominate your favorite local business that could use some love right now:
1. Fat Olives, Homer, Alaska
Fat Olives offers big flavor in the small town of Homer, Alaska. This Italian style restaurant serves everything from fresh seafood to their own delicious wood-fired pizza. Local Alaskan produce and seafood dot the menu when in season, and anything you order will only be enhanced by the awesome and funky atmosphere. You can visit them seven days a week at 276 Ohlson Ln, Homer, AK 99603. Drop in Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. through 8:30 p.m.
2. The Smoke Shack, Seward, Alaska
The Smoke Shack in Seward has it all: an incredibly delicious breakfast menu filled with local Alaskan ingredients, eggs Benedicts to please even the pickiest of eaters, and the amazing experience of eating in a train car. This busy place is open seven days a week, from 8:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., and expect to wait a little while. A place this busy is worth the wait!
3. Pilotlight, Haines, Alaska
The Pilothouse in Haines is a fabulous little spot with beautiful views and a stunning atmosphere. Even though there's a small menu, the menu is packed with local Alaskan ingredients and tons of style. Locals rave about this spot, and you need to put it on your list for brunch, lunch, or dinner. You can visit them six days a week, Wednesday through Monday from 5:00 p.m through 9:00 p.m., and Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
4. Vagabond Blues, Palmer, Alaska
Vagabond Blues in Palmer is a fun little bakery right downtown. You can come in for coffee, delicious baked goods, or soups, sandwiches, and salads that will blow you away! With a wide array of tasty foods, you can find something for everyone regardless of dietary needs. Come with a big appetite, because the dishes are hearty and delightful. You can visit them seven days a week, Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. through 8:00 p.m., and Sundays 7:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m.
5. Beak Restaurant, Sitka, Alaska
The Beak is a fabulous restaurant in Sitka offering fresh Alaskan seafood. Open for both lunch and dinner, this amazing little spot offers amazing service paired with exceptional food. You can find a wide array of delicious meals, like cheesy Reindeer Mac n' Cheese, or a gorgeous fillet of White King Salmon. The range is impressive, and even their brunch menu leaves many happy customers. You'll enjoy visiting them seven days a week. Monday through Thursday they are open from 11:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m., Thursday through Saturday from 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., and Sundays for brunch from 10:00 a.m. through 2:00 p.m.
6. Fast Eddy's, Tok, Alaska
Fast Eddy's in Tok is everyone's favorite diner. This place offers the definition of comfort food, whether in the form of pizza, burgers, steak, or even your favorite flavor of milkshake. They offer daily specials, and more food than you could eat, although you'll try. Visit this great diner located on the famous Alaska Highway, seven days a week. In summer you can stop by anytime between 6:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. daily, and in winter they'll welcome you any day from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
7. Fat Mermaid, Valdez, Alaska
The Fat Mermaid is a staple in Valdez. Located right across the harbor, you can find their menu filled with locally grown ingredients. Order such delicious menu items like Teriyaki chicken with Japanese slaw and steamed basmati rice, or go for the comfort food and dine on one of their famous pizzas. They're open Monday through Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. through 9:00 p.m., and Sundays from 12:00 p.m. through 8:00 p.m.
Have you visited any of these small-town Alaska restaurants? What did you think? Which one is your favorite? Let us know in the comments below!
Not only do small towns here in our state serve great food, but they’re also great places to live! Read more about
11 Fast mall Towns In Alaska That Are Excellent Places To Live.